There are 300 hectares of vineyards owned by the 26 members, which are planted with Trebbiano, Grechetto, Malvasia, Pinot Grigio, Drupeggio and Vermentino white grapes and Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Barbera red grapes. The intrinsically tough local grape variety Sagrantino made Italian wine connoisseurs scurry to their maps to locate the little town of Montefalco in the hills north of Spoleto in the southern Apennines. The wine was granted DOCG status to Sagrantino di Montefalco in the early 1990s. These wines positively crackle with life and can last for many years in bottle, however much they display modern winemaking techniques. Sagrantino is often blended with Sangiovese.
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